Mrs. Susan Hodges
Preschool & Extended Director
I started at Our Lady of Lourdes in 1995 as a Preschool Teacher. I received my Certificate in Early Childhood Education at Yuba College. I became Director of the Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten & Extended Day Care in 1997. My three daughters, Kayla, Carly, and Kellie, have all graduated from our school.
Mrs. Catherine Schoder
6th, 7th, 8th Grade Teacher
I grew up in Colusa and was a student of Our Lady of Lourdes until it was closed at the end of my seventh-grade year. I graduated from St. Isadore’s in Yuba City, and also graduated from Colusa High School. After leaving California, I moved to Alaska where I worked for the Controller’s Office of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline. I met my husband there, and all three of my children were born in Alaska. We then moved to Hawaii where we lived for 26 years. While in Hawaii, I began my teaching career by working with 1st graders. Over the years I have taught in every elementary grade, both as a substitute and as a licensed teacher. I ended up teaching most of the time in upper elementary, with many years in 5th and 6th grades. I have an Associate degree in Liberal Arts from Leeward Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, and received my teaching credential. I moved back to Colusa so I could be closer to my elderly father and the rest of my family. I feel very blessed and honored to be back at Our Lady of Lourdes – this time on the other side of the teacher’s desk! Go Crusaders!
Mrs. Barbara Genera
I started my teaching career in 1968 after receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree through CA State University at Chico and my California teaching credential. I taught in the Public School system in Williams for a total of six years. I began teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes School when it reopened in 1978. I have taught almost all grade levels including preschool and prekindergarten during my teaching career. In 1987, I accepted the position as principal of Our Lady of Lourdes School. In the same year, I enrolled in the Educational Administrator’s program at St. Mary’s College in Moraga and received my Master's Degree from St. Mary’s in 1990. I finished the final phase of the California Administrative Credential in May of 1993.
Our Lady of Lourdes School has been a part of my life for over forty years. I have dedicated myself to the school’s success both spiritually and academically. I enjoy each day interacting with the students. The student’s compassion and love for one another and for the staff have continued to inspire me each year. Our school continues to thrive because of parent participation. It is a joy each day to come to work and interact with the students, staff, and parents.